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Title: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: jbar on February 11, 2010, 07:45:55 AM
So i am making a bourbon barrel porter, aged with oak cubes and straight bourbon (2oz cubes and 14 oz makers mark). My question is, will the addition of the bourbon kill off/weaken the yeast enough to be concerned with bottle conditioning? I saved the yeast cake and it is in the refrigerator. Should i add some yeast back before bottling or am i being overly worrisome?
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: dbeechum on February 11, 2010, 08:23:35 AM
Your 14 oz addition of Bourbon will raise the abv of the beer by ~0.8% I wouldn't sweat it.
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: redbeerman on February 12, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
Your 14 oz addition of Bourbon will raise the abv of the beer by ~0.8% I wouldn't sweat it.

+1  Not to worry.
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: bluesman on February 12, 2010, 09:17:49 PM
mmmm...I love me some bourbon in my porters.  ;)
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: weazletoe on February 13, 2010, 01:14:37 PM
   I just made a Bourbon Vanilla breakfast stout. Turned out real nice.
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: jbar on February 13, 2010, 05:53:41 PM
will be bottling tomorrow hopefully. just tasted a sample, its very good.
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: beercheer4me on March 29, 2010, 06:30:07 PM
Gee I wish I had a set up talking stouts
Only one keg so far and it needs work.
 
Title: Re: Bourbon added to secondary
Post by: mikebiewer on March 29, 2010, 11:27:18 PM
Added oak and bourbon to one of mine and I loved it! It was one of my favorite recipes to date. You can check out my process if you like as well. But I just soaked for a couple of weeks and pitched the bourbon and oak right in and let sit for another two weeks.

Review of Northern Brewer Bourbon Barrel Porter (http://mikesbrewreview.com/review-of-northern-brewer-bourbon-barrel-porter/)

Don't worry bout it, just drop it in there!